I was wondering if I added CMC to my gumpaste if it would help with the humidity. Where I live it is always raining and I do not have an airconditioned room. I was even wondering if a dehumidifier would help. I also have problems with my fondant when it rains. Any advice would be appreciated.
I hear ya, friend. I'm in the same boat and it took me a lot of experimenting before I could get my cakes to look right. I generally add a little powdered sugar (whatever it takes to get it up to consistency) and some shortening to my fondant (about a tablespoon per pound of fondant). If you don't have AC, you should never refrigerate fondant, because the condensation when you take it out will make it melt. I use a powdered gumpaste mix (CK) and I find that using a little less water in it helps it dry. Time helps, too - just be sure to nake your gumpaste figures way in advance. Putting a fan on your figures can help, as well.